REAL ESTATE: 10 Lama St, Chelmer today“It was down the road from my sister and I must have walked past it a thousand times,” Mr Brice, whose family co-founded Wotif.com which was sold to travel giant Expedia six years ago, said.“When the agent called, I had to have it. We bought the house less than two years ago and embarked on a massive renovation, a total rebuild in fact from the ground up. “It was a huge labour of love.” MORE NEWS: Baby boomer ‘house party’ goes off House prices bounce back after election $1.5m house that won’t be lived in Mr Brice said they were now selling as it was time for a new project.“I love renovating heritage houses,” he said. “It was absolutely rotten when we got it, with water and termite damage.“But being able to work with the council and heritage professionals, to transform it and make it in to a house for a family to enjoy for the next 130 years, that’s the passion.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“We spent about six months working with Brisbane City Council’s heritage department to totally rebuild the house in sympathy to its character,” Mr Brice said.“We negotiated with council to allow some modern conveniences – like an ensuite – but we have essentially built a very modern house that … retains its heritage appeal. “We have four children, so I built the house for our family, with plenty of zones. It’s 130 years old, and it will now last another 130 years.” An indoor/outdoor room leads off the kitchen and the family room, and includes space for alfresco dining, a functioning wood fireplace, a wet bar and built-in refrigerators. This area opens out to the garden, the pool deck and the pool, which is ringed by Travertine pavers and has floating steppers to the covered pool cabana. Three further bedrooms can be found in the children’s wing, which includes a rumpus room, mudroom and laundry.Living spaces include a family room and lounge, plus a dining room. There is also a study and a guest room. REAL ESTATE: 10 Lama St, ChelmerHis family co-founded an online travel empire that allowed travellers to jet off to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations.But it was an original homestead in Chelmer that had always caught Will Brice’s eye. RELATED: Wotif you could escape to this heritage house? The property called Dalmuir at 10 Lama St, Chelmer – in Brisbane’s leafy western suburbs – was completely transformed by Mr Brice and his wife Shona in keeping with its traditional style. Ray White Sherwood agent Adriana Cameron said the luxurious five-bedroom home with four entertaining areas and three bathrooms was “utterly faultless”.Dalmuir was built by the Frew family in 1893, with the area known as Frew Estate.Robert Frew, who died in 1930, was well known for his presidency of the Queensland Tennis Association, often referred to as the father of Queensland tennis. The former Milton Tennis Centre is named in memory of him, Frew Park. Other features include an attic retreat with built-in day beds, ideal for a library, quiet area to study, or a private space for guests, Jane Churchill and European wallpapers throughout the formal spaces, ducted airconditioning and ceiling fans and the original ironwork detail on the front veranda, juliette balcony and internal staircase. The renovation took 12 months as everything had to be rebuilt, including every leadlight window and sash.The galley-style kitchen has European stainless-steel appliances, a Carrara marble island benchtop, American walnut island benchtop feature, and a scullery with built-in shelving.The house has five bedrooms including a spacious master suite with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.
By Mark GleesonPORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) – Ben Stokes survived several scares but featured in a 76-run late afternoon partnership with Ollie Pope as England reached 224 for four wickets at close on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa yesterday. England’s talisman, named International Cricket Council Cricketer-of-the-Year on the eve of the Test, will resume on 38 runs at St George’s Park today along with the 22-year-old Pope, who is unbeaten on 39.Their partnership unshackled England and handed them a good platform to potentially go on and make a significant first-innings total. South Africa laboured on a lifeless pitch which offered little for their seamers but did allow Keshav Maharaj to probe continuously with his spin. He bowled 30 successive overs, across three sessions, to finish with figures of 1-55.England’s plan for the openers to occupy the crease, tiring out the bowlers and softening the ball, was diligently on course as they reached 61-0 at lunch. But 15 minutes into the afternoon session, Dom Sibley (36) was the first wicket to fall as Kagiso Rabada had him caught at backward square leg.Zak Crawley went next just six runs short of a maiden Test half-century in similar fashion, to a sharp diving catch by Rassie van der Dussen off Anrich Nortje’s bowling, as the runs began to dry up and the pressure mounted. The score progressed slowly to 117-2 at tea after which Joe Denly, who made 25 off 100 balls, was dismissed leg-before-wicket to Maharaj following a review, which showed the ball clipped his pad before hitting his bat as he played back to the spinner.Captain Joe Root, who won the toss at the start of the day and elected to bat, was then castled by a delivery from Rabada that stayed low and hit the top of his off-stump. He was out for 27, given a screaming send-off by the feisty Rabada, whose 17 overs yesterday delivered figures of 2-48. Stokes lived a charmed existence in the early part of his innings with South Africa twice unsuccessful with reviews off Maharaj’s bowling.There was also a difficult potential catch missed by Pieter Malan at silly mid-off and a better chance to Faf du Plessis at slip off debutant Dane Paterson, that fell agonisingly short.But Stokes rode his luck to leave England in a strong position and better satisfied than their hosts after the first day. “It was very attritional cricket but in the end a good day that puts us in a good position,” Crawley said. The four-match series is level at 1-1.ENGLAND 1st innings Zak Crawley c Rassie van der Dussen b Anrich Nortje 44Dominic Sibley c Dean Elgar b Kagiso Rabada 36Joe Denly lbw Keshav Maharaj 25Joe Root b Kagiso Rabada 27Ben Stokes not out 38Ollie Pope not out 39Extras: (lb-8, nb-3, w-4) 15TotalL (four wkts, 90.0 overs) 224Fall of wickets: 1-70, 2-103, 3-134, 4-148.Bowling: Vernon Philander 11-5-15-0, Dane Paterson 15-1-46-0, Kagiso Rabada 17-3-48-2 (w-2, nb-3), Anrich Nortje 15-4-52-1 (w-1), Keshav Maharaj 32-11-55-1. read more
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People in Inishowen are keeping their children indoors in the wake of an incident in which two children were approached by a stranger.According to Cllr Ciaran MacLochlainn, parents on the peninsula are living in fear of the worrying incident.Two schoolchildren, one in Bridgend and the other in Buncrana, were approached by a man in a blue or silver-coloured car. The man is reportedly said to have offered them sweets to get into his car.Cllr McLochlainn said “There is a genuine fear and many parents are refusing to allow their children outside the front door.“It may turn out to be an innocent scenario but we must treat it seriously while the Gardai carry out their investigations.“After the horrific situation in Athlone, you simply cannot blame parents for being cautious.” The Sinn Fein Buncrana Town councillor said that many parents are now talking about not allowing their children out to ‘trick or treat’ at Halloween.He appealed to people and businesses to co-operate with Gardai and allow them to get to the bottom of the investigation.“Unfortunately people are having to have ‘that conversation” with their children about stranger danger and the evils that is in today’s world.“But people need to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour and to do simple things like taking note of license plates,” he added. CHILDREN BEING KEPT INDOORS AFTER CHILD ABDUCTION SCARE was last modified: October 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:childrenCllr Ciaran MacLochlainnGardaiInishowenpervertsweets read more